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Post-Covid Lunch Ideas to Get You Back on Your Feet

Aug 16, 2021

The information about the pandemic is overwhelming for the majority of people, but this article is on a positive note, i.e., a good positive note. In case you have tested positive, bear in mind that most people are recovering.

In order to make recovery, you need proper rest with the help of the right medicine, breathing exercises, a couple of additions to your nutrition and some good music.

If you have already beaten Covid, congratulations. Regardless of which situation you are in at the moment, there is one thing you can control, and that is your diet.

It’s important to keep a good diet so you can get back to your old self as soon as possible.

Below you will see 3 healthy lunch ideas that are easy to make and at the same time taste delicious.

3 Healthy Post-Covid Lunch Ideas You Must Try

#1 Healthy Egg Salad Recipe

There are many different versions of an egg salad, but usually most of them start with the same base – eggs. The number of eggs you can add to the salad is a personal preference.

A good thing to keep in mind is that if you use fewer yolks, it will make your salad lighter. However, if you like a little more richness, feel free to add as many yolks as you like.

Also, to keep it as healthy as possible, you need to replace the mayo with Greek yogurt. Greek yogurt is high in protein and low in calories which will make the egg salad diet-friendly and extra delicious.

You can add diced celery for crunch and Dijon mustard for that extra flavor. You can serve the salad on toast. Feel free to add arugula and sliced tomatoes as well.

Ingredients:

Servings – for 3 people
Preparation time – 15 minutes

  • 4 hard-cooked eggs
  • 2 hard-cooked egg whites
  • ¼ cup Greek yogurt
  • ¾ cup sliced celery
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh dill
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • ½ tsp kosher salt

Ingredients for Serving:

  • Tomato
  • Arugula
  • Toasted whole grain bread
  • Preparation

Peel the hard-boiled eggs and chop them. Take a big mixing bowl and add the chopped eggs, dill, celery, pepper, salt, mustard, and Greek yogurt.

Mix well until combined. Serve the egg salad on a piece of toasted bread with arugula and tomatoes. Put this in your bento box and you have a healthy lunch always ready to eat.

Note – the leftover egg salad will stay fresh in the fridge for around 2 days. Before serving, make sure you stir the leftovers.

Bon appetite!

#2 Peanut Butter Chia Pudding Recipe

Peanut Butter Chia Pudding

If you have lost your appetite, this is the right lunch idea for you since it’s not a big meal, yet it’s super healthy.

You need to know that in this chia pudding recipe you will not add peanut butter as a topping. Instead, you should stir it into the pudding so that every bite has that great nut flavor.

When it comes to the ingredients, it’s best to choose plant-based milk such as coconut milk or almond milk. If you are not a fan of peanut butter, know that you can replace it with any other nut butter you prefer or have at home.

The best thing about this lunch is that you can prepare it in 30 minutes before you eat it or even the night before. It will still taste great.

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp peanut butter
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 3 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • ¼ tsp vanilla

Toppings- berries, extra peanut butter and cacao nibs

Preparation

Take a bowl where you will mix the chia seeds, almond milk, honey, vanilla, and peanut butter together. This might be a little tricky since the peanut butter might stick together but you must mix until it is dispersed.

If you plan to enjoy this pudding at work, use a bento box instead of a bowl.

Once you are done, leave the mixture aside for around 5 minutes and then mix it once again so that you ensure there are no chia clumps.

Put it in the fridge and let it stay for half an hour all the way up to twelve hours. When you are ready to eat it, just add the toppings and enjoy.

#3 Healthy Avocado Toast Recipe

Avocado Toast

If you haven’t tried avocado toast know that you have been missing out a lot, and that needs to change now.

Even if you are already familiar with avocado toast, this recipe and tips will only make your love for avocado grow.

One thing that is very important about this recipe is the avocado, so you must know how to pick the right one. Always pick ripe avocado, but not overripe. If you can tell that the avocado is mushy on the inside, do not take it. Also, if you see some brown bits when you cut it open, don’t use it.

Extra Tips for Avocado Toast Lovers

Below are different ways you can change the flavor of the usual avocado toast:

  • Sprinkle sliced cherry tomatoes
  • Add garlic or garlic powder
  • Put an egg on the toast – you can add a fried egg for additional protein
  • Add pesto to your toast

Avocado toast is a simple light meal. The recipe below is for one avocado toast, but you can always multiple the ingredients if you’re hungrier.

Ingredients

  • ½ ripe avocado
  • 1 slice of whole-grain bread
  • Pinch of salt
  • Optional- you can add any of the extra toppings that are mentioned above

Preparation

Toast the slice of bread until it gets golden. Then you need to cut the avocado in half and remove the pit, and with the use of a spoon to scoop out the flesh.

Take a bowl, add the avocado, and mash it until it gets smooth. Add salt to taste.

Then, just spread the avocado on top of the bread and it’s ready to eat. There is nothing more to say but Bon appetite.

Article Posted In: Post-Covid Lunch

Tags: best food for covid 19, healthy food for covid 19, nutritional food for covid

Milena Lazova

Milena is an ESL teacher with over 7 years of experience in writing articles on her favorite topics - food and health. In her free time, she loves trying out new recipes, reading, listening to music, and walking in nature.

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